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Identifying studies for systematic reviews - An example from medical imaging

Berry, E., Kelly, S., Hutton, J., Harris, K.M. and Smith, M.A. (2000) Identifying studies for systematic reviews - An example from medical imaging. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 16 (2). pp. 668-672. ISSN 1471-6348

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Objectives: To determine if published figures on the proportion of articles included in systematic reviews and identified in electronic databases are applicable to an example from medical imaging.

Methods: A systematic review was performed. Additionally, sensitivity and precision of a MEDLINE search were compared with values from three published searches, each customized for a specific field.

Results: All articles included in the systematic review were in electronic databases. The MEDLINE search had low precision compared with searches in other fields.

Conclusions: in a specific area of medical imaging, electronic databases, including MEDLINE, are reliable sources of articles.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2000 Cambridge University Press.
Keywords: MEDLINE, online systems, evaluation studies, diagnosis
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Medicine (Leeds) > Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics (LIGHT) > Academic Unit of Medical Physics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Elizabeth Berry
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 22:20
Published Version: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0266462300101229
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/763

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